Daytona Beach is a fine place to go to the beach, except perhaps during spring break, or during bike week. The beach is generally very wide and flat, and you can drive your car out onto the beach in many places, but not all. In particular, the beach within a half-mile of the pier, on either side is closed to cars. You can rent chairs, umbrellas, surfboards, boogie boards, and all types of bicycles. And yes, you can ride bikes on the beach!